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COVER STORY

03-04-1998

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Briefing

ASSUMING POWER

The Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies emerge on top of the heap following the fractured verdict of Elections '98. THE fine ...

Contradictions and compromises

A BJP government may survive a confidence vote, but the stability of the government, headed by a party that came to power on the stability ...

Analysing the BJP's performance

IN the elections of 1998, the Bharatiya Janata Party's share of the national vote was 25.5 per cent, or 5.2 percentage points more than ...

Power struggles in the Congress(I)

Sitaram Kesri's announcement of his "decision to resign" as Congress(I) president may be an indication of the intensification of the power ...

Messages from the States

Politics
PRAVEEN SWAMI Total seats 13Shiromani Akali Dal 8Bharatiya Janata Party 3Janata Dal 1Independents ...

Messages from the States

Politics
KALYAN CHAUDHURI Total seats 21Biju Janata Dal 9Bharatiya Janata Party 7Congress(I) 5 THE ...

North Korea waits

JOHN CHERIAN World Affairs
NORTH KOREA is in the grip of a famine-related crisis, and the worst affected are children and the aged. The health care system has ...

The other border question

The case of Indian and Pakistani fishermen, jailed for trespassing into each other country's territorial waters while engaged in their work in ...

Freedom at last

THE 2,000-odd fishing families of Vanakabara, a hamlet in the picturesque island of Diu, had something to celebrate on July 17, 1997 - ...

A tale of two villages

MUKUL Other
THE people of Varanwada and Saudwara, two villages in the Union Territory of Diu, depend entirely on fishing. There are more than 2,000 ...

Legal angle

MUKUL Other
ON behalf of the Indian chapter of the South Asian Labour Forum (SALF), senior advocate in the Supreme Court, R. Venkataramani, ...

Chronicle of a failed policy

Assignment Colombo by J.N. Dixit; Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Delhi, 1998; pages 393, Rs. 400.

A chronology of events

1895: The December issue of the British magazine The Electrician wrote about Bose's wireless receivers: "His sensitive detector of ...

Bose and radio telescopes

ONE of the most powerful radio telescopes, installed at the National Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., was built on a ...

The wireless dispute

PALLAVA BAGLA Science & Technology
Investigations by an amateur science historian have led to evidence that suggests that the real inventor of the wireless is Jagdish Chandra ...

A vaccine for leprosy

The development of a vaccine to counter multibacillary leprosy is a significant event for India, which has the largest number of leprosy ...

The Coimbatore tragedy

Other
This refers to the cover story on the Coimbatore tragedy (March 20). It was a dark Valentine's day. The day of celebrating love was instead ...

Paved with good intentions

Columns
The schizophrenia that marked the economic policy pronouncements of the United Front Government seems to be dramatically evident in the draft ...

Of polls and predictions

VENKATESH ATHREYA THE outcome at the national level of elections to the 12th Lok Sabha has confirmed the prediction of a hung ...

A unique protest

A 67-km-long journey by 23 tribal schoolchildren in a Maharashtra village to lodge a complaint about the state of their school has paid off.

Retreat of a Front

The United Front has adopted the strategically more prudent course of occupying the Opposition space, but it has been stretched on a rack, torn ...

'To keep the BJP out'

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav is upset - and he does not hide it. "If only all the U.F. constituents had improved their ...

Messages from the States

Politics
PRAVEEN SWAMI Total seats 13Shiromani Akali Dal 8Bharatiya Janata Party 3Janata Dal 1Independents ...

Messages from the States

Politics
KALYAN CHAUDHURI Total seats 21Biju Janata Dal 9Bharatiya Janata Party 7Congress(I) 5 THE ...

The Assembly round

Politics
The Assembly election results from five States present a mixed political picture. THE Bharatiya Janata Party has consolidated its ...

The Assembly round

Politics
Nagaland KALYAN CHAUDHURI THE Congress(I) won the lone Lok Sabha seat of Kohima in Nagaland. The party also won an overwhelming ...

The Assembly round

Politics
S.K. PANDE *One of the BJP's newly-elected MLAs died. THE Assembly election results - which threw up a hung House - overshadowed ...

Messages from the States

R. PADMANABHAN Total seats 48Congress(I) 33RPI 4BJP ...

Messages from the States

Politics
VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN Total seats 85BJP 57Samata Party 2Samajwadi Party ...

Messages from the States

Politics
KALYAN CHAUDHURI Total seats 54BJP 19Samata Party 10RJD 17Congress(I) 5Janata Dal 1 RJP ...

Messages from the States

Politics
T. S. SUBRAMANIAN Total seats 39DMK 5TMC 3CPI 1AIADMK 18BJP 3MDMK ...

Messages from the States

Politics
KALYAN CHAUDHURI Total seats 2Arunachal Congress 2 THE ruling Arunachal Congress registered its first victory ...

Messages from the States

Politics
BARUN DAS GUPTA Total seats 14Asom Gana Parishad 0Congress(I) ...

Messages from the States

Politics
V. VENKATESAN Total seats 40BJP 30Congress(I) 10 THE results in Madhya Pradesh do not in any way indicate that ...

Messages from the States

Politics
S. NAGESH KUMAR Total Seats 42Congress(I) 22TDP 12CPI 2BJP 4Janata Dal 1MIM ...

Messages from the States

Politics
R. KRISHNAKUMAR Total seats 20Congress(I) 8CPM 6CPI 2KCM 1MUL 2RSP ...

Messages from the States

Politics
KALYAN CHAUDHURI Total seats 42CPI(M) 24CPI 3RSP 4Forward Bloc 2Trinamul ...

A chronology of events

1895: The December issue of the British magazine The Electrician wrote about Bose's wireless receivers: "His sensitive detector of ...

Bose and radio telescopes

ONE of the most powerful radio telescopes, installed at the National Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., was built on a ...

A vaccine for leprosy

The development of a vaccine to counter multibacillary leprosy is a significant event for India, which has the largest number of leprosy ...

The Coimbatore tragedy

Other
This refers to the cover story on the Coimbatore tragedy (March 20). It was a dark Valentine's day. The day of celebrating love was instead ...

Smooth transition

THE role of the President, which could have been the focus of intense public interest, was in some measure taken beyond the reach of ...

Of agendas and manifestoes

Sunder Singh Bhandari, the BJP's senior vice-president and a Rajya Sabha member, served as the returning officer for the election of the ...

'BJP has changed a great deal'

Among all of the BJP's regional friends who have contributed to its latest electoral performance, Ramakrishna Hegde's Lok Shakti in ...

Analysing the Sonia effect

"WE have not done as well as we expected." Congress Working Committee (CWC) member A.K. Antony did not mince words while commenting on ...

'Even now, miracles can happen'

Other
There is a spring in Sharad Pawar's step, and his body language exudes self-assurance. It is the confidence of a man who knows he has bounced ...

'We are not obliged to keep the BJP afloat'

Other
In the atmosphere of flux that has followed the elections, Communist Party of India general secretary A.B. Bardhan has been in the forefront of ...

The TDP's role

IN taking a decision that the 12 MPs of the Telugu Desam Party would remain neutral when Atal Behari Vajpayee moves a vote of confidence ...

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